The Humanities Edge is an academic and career development program for MDC-to-FIU transfer students majoring in the humanities. This pathway partnership between Miami Dade College and Florida International University creates a rich academic experience to help students maintain an interest in the humanities while supporting their transition to university. The centerpiece of the program is a week-long summer research and writing program designed for 60 transfer students majoring in history, English and art.
Thanks to generous assistance from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Humanities Edge supports approximately 5,000 MDC and FIU students studying in all the humanities disciplines (including philosophy, gender and ethnic studies, modern languages and classical studies).
Throughout the year, we offer special lectures, Humanities at Work panels, and conversations with prominent people who studied the humanities.
The Humanities Edge also supports faculty by offering collaborative grants for student-focused projects, professional development opportunities and a framework to improve humanities curriculum while affirming the value of diversifying scholarship across the disciplines. All while reinforcing the importance of the humanities to a democratic society.